June 21, 2019, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Friday
Program Fee: FREE - RSVP as spots are limited!
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Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day through art-making! Join artist Laura Grier for this introductory printmaking class and learn the basic techniques for linoblock carving and printing. Make your own keepsake prints as Laura leads participants through the basic steps for carving, inking, and printing this timeless technique.
Laura Grier is a Deline First Nations artist and printmaker based out of Alberta. Through traditional print mediums, they instrumentalize the power of the handmade to reflect political sociology, culture, environmentalism, and Indigeneity. Responding to lived experiences, Laura’s work is inspired by the dynamism of Indigenous art practices and using printmaking as resistance. Laura holds a BFA from NSCADU (Halifax) and most recently exhibited at DC3 Art Projects, SNAP Gallery, and ArtsPlace in Alberta. Laura has received grants and awards for their work, including an Indigenous project grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and was the 2018 RISE Emerging Artist recipient. They are currently pursuing their MFA at OCADU (Toronto) and had an exhibition titled People Walk Backwards / Dene K'et'a Ditla at Harcourt House.